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"It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV.

Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?"


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August 2014

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 3, 2014, 7:51 AM

Unfortunately I'm still stuck at university finishing my thesis. Last week saw a jolt of panic as the poster deadline became apparent, plus inescapably hot weather at night was stressing me out (my accommodation room turns into a sauna when there's a mere hint of heat outside). But the poster's done and the weather is at a rather static 20*C lately so things are back to relative normality. ~25 days left before I escape into the nightmarish real world again.

So stuff I've been up to:

-Finished my tedious microscope work, so now the main job is to type up the report.
 photo IMAG0194_zpsb535b6ef.jpg<-Dusty porosity lab

-Went to the Comic Con in Manchester with my cousin. We went on the 2nd day to slightly avoid the crowds though it was still pretty packed overall. I bought 3 Lego figures and got an autograph from Chris Barrie of Red Dwarf fame (which I was ecstatic about).
 photo IMAG0214_zps5509b032.jpg<- Death Star Gunner, Series 4 Mad Scientist and Viking

-Bought a second-hand airsoft Sten gun because my workhorse Thompson is in for repairs and I don't think they're able to source a replacement part.

-I built a portion of the BioShock Infinite SMG as a test but had to rework some parts. Post-university I'll get back on and make a full strengthened version.
 photo IMAG0215_zps4e2ca5eb.jpg
-I'm diving into the untapped content of Ocarina of Time 3DS and starting a model of Sheik for papercraft purposes.
 photo sheik_zps427469cf.jpg

-I also like Adventure Time now.

All Glory to the Hypnotoad by Barbiesocks Zoidberg Stamp by XenonRay Give a llama, get a llama by Neg0ne Yes-Man Stamp by artemispanthar .: Read the comments :. Stamp by Beti-Kot Stamp::Bioshock:Infinite: by Rayne-Is-Butts

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Reading: Sherlock Holmes stories
  • Watching: Lego Movie, Adventure Time
  • Playing: Stonghold Crusader HD
  • Eating: Shortbread


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Chris Gilman
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
About Me:
Postgraduate petroleum geology student and artistic dabbler from the north west of England.

I'm fascinated with historical military designs, particularly from about 1800-1920 and all the related themes that go with them. The Napoleonic and colonial eras up until WWI and the Interwar period are my favourite areas of inspiration. Aww who am I kidding, WW2 is also very interesting to read up on as well.

Besides that I design and build papercraft models using 3D data from games. I've worked on a whole bunch over the years from games on the N64, GC/Wii and PC. The templates are freely distributed in my gallery or over on my old blog. If you ever build any I always thrilled to see any pictures you might have!

Find me on Steam and (rarely) Origin, as XenonRay.

Hyrule Papercraft Blog:

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BRSpidey Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YAY!Yay  Thank you for the :+devwatch:!
XenonRay Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, you are a very skilled papercrafter! :la:
BRSpidey Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This means a lot to me coming from a papercraft Master :hooray:
TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey may I ask what happened to your web comic Forlorn Horizon I went back to the posting site after an eternity of neglecting it and it wasn't their what up with that yo ?
XenonRay Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I deleted it from the hosting site. It's an abandoned project from another era. Parts of it began to bother me so I pulled it down along with my other comic I had on there.
TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh well then your work your rights :) (Smile) 
ScreamingRomeo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Amazing Papercraft models! Awesome job! :love:
XenonRay Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers, and thanks for the faves! :)
Taker34 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey XenonRay, can I add you in steam and origin?
XenonRay Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! :thumbsup:
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